Advanced training

GD Holz. Always stay up to date.


In today’s world, knowledge becomes outdated at an ever-faster rate, rules and legal regulations are increasing, and digitalisation processes are also having a growing impact on the timber industry. This makes it all the more important today not to lose sight of the big picture, to stay up to date and to find out in good time about changes in the market environment. The advanced training programmes offered by GD Holz help you to turn your knowledge advantage into a competitive edge. We offer a broad range of training programmes revolving around current topics and innovations. Stay on the ball!


We offer a digital learning platform to employees, vocational trainees and career changers in the timber trade who would like to familiarise themselves with the subject of timber or deepen their knowledge. The portal builds on three pillars:

  • Learning modules — interactive learning programmes, each containing a small examination section at the end of a chapter testing what has been learned.
  • Test modules — this section also presents interactive questions and answers in multiple choice format or, alternatively, charts that must be noted using the proposed answers.
  • All answers are checked right away and return an immediate result as to whether the learned modules have been understood.
  • Library — literature, books, information pamphlets and seminar materials.

The vocational trainer or company manager can follow and track the development and progress of the individual vocational trainee/employee. This form of learning is highly flexible. Learning can take place 24/7 during idle times in the day-to-day business, during breaks or even from home. There are no seminar fees or travel and accommodation costs. If you are interested in this interactive type of employee training, then take a look at our Timber Academy.

Free sales webinars

GD Holz offers free online seminars that make it simpler for our members to participate in advanced training measures. Among other offers, there are free expert webinars on various sales topics always covering the latest issues.

  • During learning units of 45 to 90 minutes each, our experts communicate valuable specialist knowledge that will enhance your long-term success in sales.
  • Learn how you can increase revenue and profit by optimizing sales processes, generate more orders from your enquiries and offers, and gain new customers through optimized acquisition.
  • Participants will also receive useful sales tools for quick implementation.

You can participate in the advanced training sessions conveniently in your preferred environment and practically without any negative impact on working hours and without any travel or accommodation costs — whether in the office, at home, or even on the road. All you need is a computer with internet access and a speaker or headphones.

(Online) Seminars

There is a lack of well-trained specialists in many sectors. Yet qualified employees are a decisive factor for success and essential for maintaining a company’s position against the competition in the long term. The fostering and development of employees is all the more important in this respect as such measures aid in securing both staff loyalty and the transfer of knowledge within the company. But that is not all. Companies that can stake out an innovative, dynamic, and future-oriented position for themselves and promote their employees sustainably and with an eye to the future are known beyond the boundaries of their own industry and have a reputation as attractive employers.

Aiming to further increase the competitiveness of your company, GD Holz, HolzLand-Kooperation, and Holzring have joined forces and developed a seminar program that will effectively prepare your team for the upcoming professional challenges. The advanced training courses are not exclusive offers for members of GD Holz, HolzLand, and Holzring; any other interested parties are welcome to book the seminars.

Our attractive training program has once again been designed to cover a broad range of requirements and offers seminars for every career level — from vocational trainee to executive. Advanced training courses customized for the wood industry ensure that you too will find the right advanced training measures for you and your employees.